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Sigh of Relief: Modern Warfare 2 PC Not Delayed

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Phew, now we can put down our pitchforks and torches.

After 421 very long pages on the official Infinity Ward Modern Warfare 2 forum packed with anger and uncertainty regarding a rumored delay for the PC version of the upcoming shooter, the game developer finally broke silence and confirmed that all versions of Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting on November 11.

Ryan Bowling of Infinity Ward tweeted: "No delay on PC for Modern Warfare 2. You'll also have Prestige Mode in PC as well as lots of Steam support. Hopefully min specs will be soon"

Those 140 characters don't contain a lot of detail, but the word of no delay along with Steam support should bring a smile to the faces of many PC gamers.

To celebrate this good news, let's take a look at the latest trailer:

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    itswald0x , October 19, 2009 6:14 PM
    no dedicated servers..

    "If you have never played on a PC, and your multiplayer experience has only been delivered to you via matchmaking, then you will never really understand. But try to imagine a host hosting a game while never turning his console off, and you can always reach that room and play there whenever you want, night or day, because its always on. Now imagine that host has a Pentagon grade internet connection and his X360 can handle 64 players in that room. On top of that, the guy whos the host is actually resurrected Ghandi, so you will all be treated with respect, anyone using racial slurs, being offensive or just detrimental to gameplay experience via TKing or exploiting glitches, is going to be removed from that server forever. Now imagine dozens and dozens of custom maps running on that server, which you will get for free, because IWs not making them. Then imagine entire communities and forums built around that one room (server). You recognize people who visit that same room, you befriend them, you have fun with these familiar folks. The story goes on, and that's what were missing. All of it is gone."

    read that and you'll know why that just kills the game for the PC community.
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    fonzy , October 19, 2009 6:25 PM
    The PC community are the ones who built the Call of Duty Franchise in the first place.This will come back to haunt them.
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    nekatreven , October 19, 2009 6:13 PM
    Assuming that the other news I heard is true (that they dropped the dedicated server option and modding support)

    ...this just means I can go out and not buy it on time instead of waiting to not buy it.

    Hopefully that one turns out to be untrue as well though.
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    nekatreven , October 19, 2009 6:13 PM
    Assuming that the other news I heard is true (that they dropped the dedicated server option and modding support)

    ...this just means I can go out and not buy it on time instead of waiting to not buy it.

    Hopefully that one turns out to be untrue as well though.
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    Grey Fox , October 19, 2009 6:13 PM
    Their forums are filled with more anger, but on a different topic now.
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    itswald0x , October 19, 2009 6:14 PM
    no dedicated servers..

    "If you have never played on a PC, and your multiplayer experience has only been delivered to you via matchmaking, then you will never really understand. But try to imagine a host hosting a game while never turning his console off, and you can always reach that room and play there whenever you want, night or day, because its always on. Now imagine that host has a Pentagon grade internet connection and his X360 can handle 64 players in that room. On top of that, the guy whos the host is actually resurrected Ghandi, so you will all be treated with respect, anyone using racial slurs, being offensive or just detrimental to gameplay experience via TKing or exploiting glitches, is going to be removed from that server forever. Now imagine dozens and dozens of custom maps running on that server, which you will get for free, because IWs not making them. Then imagine entire communities and forums built around that one room (server). You recognize people who visit that same room, you befriend them, you have fun with these familiar folks. The story goes on, and that's what were missing. All of it is gone."

    read that and you'll know why that just kills the game for the PC community.
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    El_Capitan , October 19, 2009 6:17 PM
    Makes me so mad, I want to go out and kill people... on MW2 Xbox 360.
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    LATTEH , October 19, 2009 6:20 PM
    actually i would rather have the delay then have whats going on right now!!!
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    fonzy , October 19, 2009 6:25 PM
    The PC community are the ones who built the Call of Duty Franchise in the first place.This will come back to haunt them.
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2009 6:25 PM
    I would rather have the delay than no dedicated servers. Looking forward to 8 on 8 action on PC, with host dropping out.
    Thanks but no thanks, I'll spend my money on something else.
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    KT_WASP , October 19, 2009 6:28 PM
    One of the reasons I was considering this game for purchase, was when I heard co-op was now an available mode. But, then I read it is only a two person co-op mode? I guess it is better then no co-op at all.. but at least make it four or so players.

    Then I read the single player mission would be about the same length as CoD4, which I thought was way to short.

    Now I read about no dedicated servers and such.....

    Well, I most likely not buy it... to similar sounding to COD4. CoD4 was good for a while, but the single player mission was so short and the online play got boring after a while. I still play it once in a while, but I have moved on. There are other games coming out, soon, that I would probably spend my money on over this title.
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    ColMirage , October 19, 2009 6:29 PM
    Thanks IW for destroying community based gaming, which is what keeps me playing Online FPS games.
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    bochica , October 19, 2009 6:35 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Modern_Warfare_2#Angry_PC_Users_Debate

    Pretty much explains all that is going on with the PC. As Itswald0x said, the console fanboys don't get it. I was expecting this to be my game to play for the year, but it seems that dream is now gone. Everyone in my clan is pulling out, my friends in college are pulling out (their console versions as well), and even my friends on the public Ventrilo I go to are pulling out. They may patch it later, but as far as pre-orders are concerned, it is really hurting IW. Consoles do not have a big of a share in this game as the fanboys think btw.

    At the moment the online petition (not sure how many fake signed users there are) is at 68,000 which at $60 per game is about $4.1 million. Again, that is if each petition is legit.
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    jlanger , October 19, 2009 6:37 PM
    At first I was glad that there was no delay, then I found out that there would be no dedicated servers. My clan will be losing money because of this as we had two other clans set up to join us on our server. So imagine this happening with all the gaming server farms out there now losing business. IW will be seeing a bit of a dent in it's bottom line, my preorder is canceled as is most of my clan's. If they do decide to get a dedicated server option then so be it, but until they announce that it's there I won't get it.
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    doomtomb , October 19, 2009 6:44 PM
    Quote:
    all versions of Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting on November 11.

    It is actually November 10th

    They showed on all their trailers 11.10.09
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    tayb , October 19, 2009 6:51 PM
    fonzyThe PC community are the ones who built the Call of Duty Franchise in the first place.This will come back to haunt them.


    I'm sure they are shaking in their boots about a couple thousand people not buying the PC version of their game. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of COD4 outsold the PC version by almost 7:1 and that margin is going to be even larger this time around because of a much large console install base. The fact of the matter is that PC versions of games are on the back burner now because there isn't as much money to be made.
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    billin30 , October 19, 2009 6:55 PM
    This no dedicated servers think sucks real hard. Glad I didnt pre-order so I can see how this turns out. If they arent gonna give us that, and pc and console gamers are all connecting to this stupid thing to match make games, then they should atleast let us PC gamers annihilate the console gamers to make us feel a little better.

    I thought were supposed to be getting more advanced, not less, in our gaming. The matched up games was on of the reasons I took my ps3 version of COD:WAW back to the store.
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2009 6:55 PM
    This game is dead to PC players everywhere. I am in a Clan for CoD-MW with our own server. We have alot of regular non-clan members who play on our server. We enforce the server rules, run punk-buster and insist on people acting like adults. We also have a mod server and participate in TWL 4v4 ladder matches.

    You can have none of that in CoD-MW2. We where all GREATLY looking forward to this game. None of us are planning on getting it now. While many would have purchased it before, now many people world wide will just pirate it to play the single player game.
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    cliffro , October 19, 2009 7:08 PM
    I never really got excited about it, sure some of the early footage got my attention but not enough to get excited over. To me it just looks like COD4 with some new stuff and new maps. And what's with "min specs will be soon"? it should be pretty damn close to COD4.
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    athreex , October 19, 2009 7:11 PM
    if this doesn't get resolved, I'll see people getting workaround patches for this.
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    brendano257 , October 19, 2009 7:16 PM
    *Puts gun down* Phew...I'm glad they could work it out ^_^
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    hixbot , October 19, 2009 7:18 PM
    Wow, I was going to get the PC version.
    now that there is no dedicated servers, I'll settle for the xbox 360 version.
    Wait, maybe that was their strategy. They want more PC gamers to migrate to consoles, by removing features that make online gaming on the PC so special.
    On second thought, I won't buy any version of this game.
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    9d3tsi , October 19, 2009 7:28 PM
    I had planned on running out on the release date and buying a copy. Now I don't plan to at all. I like Cod4 for pc and the community that surrounds it. If anyone of you have ever played any of the Socom series on console, you know why this is such a bad thing. Screaming 13 year old kids rattling off every curse word under the sun, wall hacks, spawn campers, and glitchers galore. That is simply not an environment that I enjoy. Nor will I spend 60 bucks and have to put up with that. So, Infinity Ward you can keep your overpriced game. I'll just wait for the next fps that WILL SUPPORT DEDICATED SERVER AND MODS!
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